I’m a Hercules

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Rhinoceros beetles are named after their long strong horn. This hero is the champion among them for horn length. Their horns use to fight rival males and impress female. It can interlock, push, lift and slam down or even snap off enemy’s head.

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It can live up to 2.5 years and reach up to 20 cm in total body length.

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Rhinoceros beetle is one of the strongest animals in the world. It can lift more than 800 times its own body weight. Imagine a person weight of 60 kg, how much can he carry base on 800 times power? The answer is 48 tones! For that, I salute him as a Hero Hercules in the insect kingdom!

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12 thoughts on “I’m a Hercules

    Yikes.

    ryan said:
    June 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    i’ve read about the ability and it amazed me…
    but from the look, i can tell that this bug is really a strong one.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      This fella is similar to T-REX! 🙂

        ryan said:
        June 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

        T-Rex??? wow

    ladysighs said:
    June 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I am imagining the big crunch it would make when somebody stepped on it.
    Of course I would never do that.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Haha! YOu are right! 🙂

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    pujakins said:
    June 18, 2013 at 3:33 am

    How amazing is the insect world, probably stranger than anything else in nature.

    likeitiz said:
    July 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Another one we should not trifle with, huh!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Remember don’t mess up with me! 👿

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